ENERGY TRANSITION: Solar power capacity growth requires guaranteed supply of minerals and metals
Published: Thursday, 17 June 2021
Enabling large-scale expansion of solar power production capacity is a crucial part of the transition to a sustainable future for energy, but its prospects of growth rest on the current and future availability of key minerals and metals.
Governments and organizations the world over are busy
setting ambitious targets to cut carbon footprints and restrict
global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above
pre-industrial levels, in line with the Paris Agreement
commitments on climate, and solar photovoltaic (PV) power
production is crucial in these plans.